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An Open Letter to College and University Leaders: College Completion Must Be Our Priority

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An Open Letter to College and University Leaders: College Completion Must Be Our Priority

December 30, 1899

The National Commission on Higher Education Attainment calls upon their colleagues to make retention and completion a critical campus priority to stem the unacceptable loss of human potential represented by the number of students who never make it to graduation. An Open Letter to College and University Leaders provides a blueprint for a campus-level college completion campaign designed to prevent students from falling by the wayside as they pursue a college degree. Campus leaders are urged to consider three main areas for reform: changing the campus culture, improving cost-effectiveness and quality, and making better use of data. The letter includes possible strategies to advance the goal of increased attainment.

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